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“He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider but it was a very corrupting business.”

- Ernest Hemingway (For whom the bell tolls)

COMMENT | Nazir Abdul Razak’s amnesty and then “shoot to kill” idea of dealing with corruption in this country would be a tenuous proposition even if the political system itself was not so corrupt.

The entire political system of this country is part of a complex ecosystem of private and public interests that seek not only political hegemony but also religious hegemony.

We are not dealing with corrupt individuals within a system but rather a system of corruption with a few honest men and women.

Corruption is not a recent phenomenon, but rather it is part of the DNA of the organism fueled by racial and religious imperatives and a compromised electoral system.

Umno/BN designed the system, so any attempt at...

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